From the Editors
Since it first burst onto the scene in December 2011, the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (generally MUJWA in English, or MUJAO in French) has been a difficult group to pin down. The group was originally characterized as a “dissident” faction of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), though its actions have raised a number of possible contradictions and open questions (laid out admirably along with excellent background here, here, ...Keep Reading »
Andrew Lebovich is a Washington D.C.-based researcher focused on the Sahel and North Africa. He co-edits the blog al-Wasat.